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Katerine SAVARD
Sport Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born26 May 1993 in Pont-Rouge, CAN
Height1.66 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Education - University of Montreal: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried swimming at an early age. She took up competitive swimming at age nine at the UNIK club in Pont-Rouge, QC, Canada, and joined a sport studies programme at La Camaradiere High School in Quebec City, QC, Canada, in 2006.
Why this sport?
Her mother had a fear of water and drowning so she introduced Savard to swimming to ensure she did not have the same problem. She started learning to swim before she was able to walk.
Club / Team
Club Aquatique de Montreal [CAMO]: Canada
Name of coach
Greg Arkhurst [club], CIV; Claude St-Jean [club]
International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Canada
General Interest
Nicknames
Kat, Koot, Kittykat, Kitkat (swimswam.com, 19 Feb 2015)
Hobbies
Travel, watching movies, shopping, spending time with family. (swimming.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Dara Torres. (swimming.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Injuries
She withdrew from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, due to health reasons. (swimswam.com, 23 Mar 2018)

She injured her left ankle in September 2015, which delayed her start to the 2015/16 season. She also suffered ankle injuries prior to the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (lapresse.ca, 17 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hold on to your dreams, no matter where you go." (lanouvelle.net, 12 May 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she was named Rookie of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year in the swimming category by Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CIS]. (swimswam.com, 15 Feb 2015)

She received the 2012 Best Senior Female Athlete award from the Quebec Swimming Federation in Canada. (katerinesavard.com, 09 Jun 2013)

She was named Best Junior Female Athlete for 2010 and 2011 by the Quebec Swimming Federation in Canada. (katerinesavard.com, 09 Jun 2013)
Milestones
She was part of the team that won Canada's first Olympic medal in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay by claiming bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Oct 2020; olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2019)
Other information
RIO REDEMPTION
She had hoped to compete in the 100m butterfly at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but failed to qualify for the Games in the event. However, she ended up winning bronze in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay in Rio. "The moment I came third [in the 100m butterfly at the Canadian Olympic trials], I knew I lost my national title, my national record, and my place on the Olympic team. Honestly, that was one of the hardest moments of my career because I trained for it. I was not expecting to be able to make the team in another event. I never trained for the freestyle before that. I guess everything happens for a reason and if I had swum the 100m butterfly in Rio, I guess I wouldn't have a medal in the 4x200m." (swimming.ca, 01 Jan 2018; cbc.ca, 29 Aug 2017; Swimming Canada Facebook page, 01 Jan 2017)

FILM STAR
She played the lead character in the Canadian film 'Nadia, Butterfly', which was released in 2020 and was selected for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The film is about a fictional Canadian swimmer who is preparing to retire after competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 21 Sep 2020; lapresse.ca, 09 Feb 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 58.10
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:43.77
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:46.54
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:57.80
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:45.39
19 2012 London, ENG 200m Butterfly 2:11.05
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 59.22
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 57.98
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.14
2 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:44.76
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:48.93
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 58.71
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:58.46
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.81
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.57
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.93
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 57.69
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 2:00.30
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:57.31
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.96
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.44
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:46.23
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Butterfly 2:10.42
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 57.97
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:00.19
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:09.41
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.87
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.07
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Butterfly 2:07.38
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 57.23
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:28.52
2 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:32.96
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.87
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Butterfly 56.15 
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:54.21 
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 25.51 
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Butterfly 2:07.49
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:33.89
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.98
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 2:06.68
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:55.87
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 57.25
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 26.08
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 2:06.56
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 58.13
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 26.74
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:04.46
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:40.79
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Butterfly 2:09.98
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 57.87
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 26.49
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Lima, PER 200m Freestyle 2:01.18
2 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:59.16
3 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:41.01
2 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2015 Toronto, ON, CAN 100m Butterfly 58.05
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.09
3 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:08.82
4 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.39
3 2016 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 57.24
6 2016 Singapore, SGP 100m Individual Medley 1:01.43
6 2016 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 54.14
4 2016 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 26.01
6 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:55.25
6 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 2:09.06
5 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 26.18
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.68
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:09.13
6 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.50
2 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 56.35
6 2013 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 2:07.31
2 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.93
6 2013 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.60
3 2013 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.18
6 2013 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 2:07.34
2 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 56.49
4 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 25.90
6 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.46
5 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.07
4 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 57.82
5 2013 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:09.39
6 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 57.35